This week I am making something a little different. I put my aromatherapy skills to the test and I made my very first cleanser! This cleanser is super simple to make, and I know I say this every single time. When starting this journey I have come to realize less is truly more.
The cleanser I made is a water based cleanser. Water based cleansers are gentle and made to get rid of impurities while still maintaining your skins moisture level. Since the foundation I currently use is also water based I knew this would work best. Bringing you back to middle school science and here to remind you that like dissolves like. In case you were wondering the foundation I am using is the Tarte Rainforest of The Sea Foundation. I will insert a photo at the end of this post.
In the photo of ingredients above there is witch hazel, but I did not end up using it. With the Frankincense Hydrosol, I figured it would be enough of an astringent ingredient and I did not want to overdraw my skin. Frankincense is know to be an astringent with anti aging and skin tightening qualities. This one ingredient will make your skin feel rejuvenated.
2 Tablespoon Frankincense Hydrosol
2 Tablespoons Glycerine
2 Tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel
Measure and pour all ingredients into a measuring cup with a spout and pour into a sanitized amber glass bottle.
Like I said this is super easy to make. Just measure and pour. Take some in your hand, on to a cotton pad, or I believe you can put a spritzer top and spray it. Either way apply the cleanser to your skin; use gentle circular motions of course, and work that caked on makeup and sebum of the day away!
When using this cleanser it immediately went to work in breaking down the makeup and debris from the day. I used a cleanser cloth to see how well it worked in removing my makeup and debris from the day.
I went to work removing the cleanser with the facial cloth. What happened next surprised me. We had the camera on auto clicks and we caught this epic reaction.
I have been having so much fun making skincare I had not realized how little makeup I have been using. To place emphasis on what I am talking about. The last time I used these facial wipes to remove makeup it took three to four wipes and they were all a deep, deep, foundation color. This is a milestone I had not even realized I have accomplished. My days have been so busy with work (full time day job) school (I am a full time college student) and this blog! I did not stop to see how much makeup I have actually been using.
I followed this up by using my favorite mask by Oskia, the Renaissance Mask. It almost warms up as you blend in over your skin. I love, love, love this mask!
To celebrate my skin milestone and because it is the weekend, I made some mocktails out of the contents in the photo.
1/2 cup Pomogranate Juice
2 Ice cubes
1 can sparkling water
These have been my go to weekend drinks and they are fabulous.
As promised here is a snap of the foundation I use in the shade light neutral.